School of Arts, Design and Architecture

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School of Arts, Design and Architecture

About

We educate the next generation of filmmakers, designers, artists and art educators, photographers, architects and researchers to impact society through their creative work and research.

Students at a table_photo by Unto Rautio

Departments

Our areas of research are design, digital media, audiovisual representation, art, visual culture, architecture, as well as urban planning and design.

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Studies and programmes

Studying at Aalto will challenge you, surprise you, and help you grow within your chosen field. Our excellent professors and hands-on approach puts you at the centre of your own education.

Students at the Aalto University Learning Centre, photo by Unto Rautio

Contact us

Find out more about us, our experts in art, design and architecture, or contact our management.

School of Arts, Design and Architecture by Sari Dhima

News

the nature of being
Research & Art Published:

The Helsinki School: The Nature of Being Volume 6, presented at Paris Photo 2019

The Helsinki School: The Nature of Being Volume 6, published by Hatje Cantz is now here and was presented for the first time at Paris Photo 2019!
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Research project CreaTures seeks to further the sustainability agenda with creativity

The transdisciplinary project highlights how the arts can contribute to addressing climate change and associated effects. The project aims at demonstrating effective paths to achieving sustainability, social cohesion and peaceful co-existence at a time of rapid change.
U-Create teaching symposium's live illustration about producing collective knowledge by Apila Pepita Miettinen
Research & Art Published:

Courage and creativity in higher education—how could we teach that?

Answering the complex, dynamic and networked problems we face today means rethinking our traditional ways of working and building knowledge, according to a recent symposium on teaching arts and design at Aalto University.
Aalto EIT Services Javor
Research & Art Published:

Call for EIT RawMaterials Projects 2021 is open!

Developing raw materials into a major strength for Europe
Wood workshop photo by Unto Rautio

Studies and programmes

We train designers, architects, art scholars and teachers, filmmakers, hackers, and more.

Learn more about our study programmes

A group of four students doing groupwork at their laptops

Departments

Our areas of research are design, digital media, audiovisual representation, art, visual culture, architecture, as well as urban planning and design.

Explore the departments and their research

Students working together in front of Nokia flags, photo by Abigail Garbett

Collaboration

We maintain close ties with our alumni, employers, companies and communities.

Learn more about collaboration with us

Events

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Campus

Digitally Circular Meetup - 20 November 2019

A networking event to accelerate circular economy by connecting sustainability, digital and business professionals.
new media doctoral seminar
Lectures and seminars

New Media Doctoral Seminar vol.3

Welcome everyone to the third New Media Doctoral Seminar of the semester! The presentations are open to everyone. Please join us next Thursday!
A neural network inspired animation advertising Connecting the Dots, an AI exhibition.
Exhibitions and fairs

Connecting the Dots: an AI exhibition

Connecting the Dots is an artificial intelligence themed science and arts exhibition.
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Lectures and seminars

ARCHITECTURE SPEAKS! series of lectures

Architecture speaks! Lecture by
Jonathan Sergison / Sergison Bates Architects
Keskiviikko 27.11.2019
klo 13:15 Otakaari 1 x Espoo (luentosali A1 Otakaari 1X, Espoo)
klo 18 Arkkitehtuurimuseo

Aalto Showcase

Art and creativity is one of the main pillars at Aalto University. Aalto Showcase introduces to you what is going on in our galleries, tells you about public art at the university and the Aalto Artists-In Residence programme.

Visit Aalto Showcase!
Väre art works by Grönlund and Nisunen, Insight. Indoor photo of a staircase criss crossing the space with a skylight shedding light into the area.Photo: Aalto University / Mikko_Raskinen

Aalto Art and Design Cases

Aalto Design Cases is a platform for activity-based creativity and practice-based research in the Aalto School of Arts, Design and Architecture.

Aalto Arts and Design Cases
Nyang'oro Girls Dormitory, a project by Hollmén Reuter Sandman

Where to find us

Väre

Address: Otaniementie 14
School of Arts, Design and Architecture
Mon-Thu at 8.00-21.00, Fri at 8.00-20.00, Sat at 9.00-17.00.

School of Arts, Design and Architecture by Sari Dhima

Undergraduate Centre

Address: Otakaari 1
Mon-Fri 8.00-15.30

Aalto-yliopisto / Kandidaattikeskus / katsomo / kuva: Tuomas Uusheimo

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